Sunday, February 28, 2010

Having a Scrappy Play with Gorgeous Prima

Who doesn't adore Prima??? They have really outdone themselves this year with their flowers, embellies, papers and bling - it is all just stunning, and I have loved having a play with my new goodies!!!
This is a layout of my Nanna's family, another one of my vintage photos for my special album....
You can get most of these goodies from Scrapbooknbits
Most of it is new - the butterfly, papers, alphas, tea roses..... the pearl branch is from the release before.....
Do you like the tag?? I inked it with about 4 different Distress Inks, and added the lace....

Just a close up, the butterflies Prima have released are beautiful, and they have a gorgeous little clip, so they can be made into headbands, brooches, etc.....

The tea roses are very pretty - the chunky glitter looks just like they have been dipped in sugar!! Mmmmmmm.....

Here is another one, using the Prima Pastiche range....
This is my Nanna, in the mid 1920s, with her dolly. Her name is Leila, and that is what was written on the photo, hence the title....

Speaking of Prima, they have some big news coming, so keep an eye on their blog, HERE
I wonder what it is????
Pop on over, and find out how you can win some gorgeous Prima goodness......

Thursday, February 25, 2010

You don't have long now.....

To get your entries in at the Kraft It Up challenge blog.
Don't forget the criterea for this month is:

Kraft base (of course!!)
Lots of distreassing.

There are some amazing entries so far - keep 'em coming!!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday Morning at Airlie Beach

Well, I had a lovely weekend - I finally got a bit of my mojo back after it being awol during the last couple of weeks (I think because I was sick....)
This layout I started a while back, and I finally finished it - this has to be one of my favourite photos of Connor ever. Just used some Fancy Pants goodness. This one is of my big boy heading off to Prep on his first day - I just love how his back pack is almost as big as him!!
This layout has the gorgeous October Afternoon Report Card range - I adore this range, so bright, with the cutest little whimsical embies..... I love the letters that go with it, but I had trouble making them "pop" against the background, so I just matted them on black cardstock. Thank goodness it worked!

Yesterday morning we went for a drive up to Airlie Beach. I was experimenting with my camera here, trying to get those little circles in the background.... didn't quite achieve what I wanted, but the background is still nicely blurred....

Mark and Connor having some fun in the water at the lagoon, I just chose to laze on the beach and snap away!!

Here is a photo of the lagoon - just love it here, nice and safe, with no stingers/sharks etc.

Well, that's it from me - hope you all have a nice week. I'm off to get ready for work!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

I Had To Keep a Secret.....

Now, I can finally share!!!!

I am part of the Addicted to Craft Design Team for 2010!!!

I am so stoked, I'm actually still pinching myself - I can't quite believe it!!

Congratulations to all the other ladies on the team, I am looking forward to working with you all!!

Check it out, such a talented group, as I said, I am a little disbelieving I am part of it......

Renee Dowling

Sarah Gladman

Susan Longman

Kellie Lusted

Trina McClune

Sonia Thomason

Tatum Woodroffe

Darelle Foster (Creative Team)

Mellany Ams (Blog Coordinator)

Angella Peardon (DT Coordinator)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Don't Forget

Bon's Cybercrop tomorrow night - heaps of chatting, challenges, games and of course scrapping!
Always heaps of fun!
See you there:0)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Dear Little Man......

Turned five today "sigh"....Where did the time go???
Here he is at Muller park where his party was, we had games, trains - all the fun that the other kids were having... What was Connor doing????
Trying to catch tadpoles in the rain puddles-that's what!!! He even had to be dragged from this activity to cut his cake!!
LOL - such a lil boy!!

He did spend some time on the playground - briefly - hehe Look at how wet and grubby his bottom half is"eye roll"

After we did cut the cake, a photo was taken of my boys - I was so flat out, I didn't have much time to take photos - fortunately a Mum there grabbed my camera, and took some photos for me - I was so lucky, 'cos she got some good ones, like this.....

Here is the birthday cake - a train of course, for my train lovin boy!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Quick Post

Just a couple more layouts I finished last weekend. I have been sick all week, so I have not been inspired to create much at all - shock! gasp! Hehe
I am slowly chugging through all the Xmas layouts I wanted to do - this one is of the Xmas treats I always make. Usually I make a heap and give them out as gifts to neighbours etc, and then we usually have a heap left to enjoy Xmas Day - yum!!
Trouble is, I spend so much time cooking them I don't really enjoy them - but the family appreciates it!!

I started this layout at a Cricut class at my LSS - the word "inspire" has been done, with a shadow, on the Cricut, and the plant at the bottom has been cut too - I don't know about this layout, I tried to do something different with the paper, and I'm not sure I pulled it off..... I also sanded the photo, leaving the image of Connor clean.....

This is my big boy on his first day at Prep - he was so excited, he wouldn't look at the camera - he was too busy taking everything else in!!!
This is the best photo I got, as all the photos I took in the yard look foggy - it was so humid that it was fogging up the lens straight away - LOL!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Just a quick share :0)

Well here is the layout I did for the Kraft it Up challenge blog. The samples the CT have created are amazing, and already some of the entries look fabulous.
You really should go and check it out!!

I am TRYING to improve my meagre cardmaking skills - it is so hard for me to create cards, I love doing it, but the challenge is always to try to add something different, and making them meaningful....

I picked up a canves so cheaply from a LSS on Bribie Island - just $3.00!!
Anyways, I made this Key holder, because Mark is always losing his keys.... I am hoping he uses it to try and save me the frustration of searching for them......LOL!

These layouts I did for the Scrapboutique CC
This one was the colour challenge:
This was for the sketch challenge - I loved this sketch, so different!!

Thanks for looking everyone!
I'm off to make a cuppa, and then try and do some scrapping - if I don't fall asleep first!!